Ohio 2018 Meet the Candidates: Nan Whaley
On May 8, Nan Whaley announced her candidacy for Governor of Ohio. Whaley moved to Dayton from Indiana to attend the University of Dayton (UD), earning a chemistry degree in 1998. She became active in local and politics, creating the UD College Dems Chapter and then becoming the executive director of the Montgomery County Democratic Party in 1997. From 2001 to 2005, she held as a job as an aide with the Montgomery County Auditor's Office.
She was first elected to office in 2005 as a member of the Dayton City Commission and was elected Mayor of Dayton in 2013. Whaley ran unopposed and was re-elected mayor earlier this year.